Hydraulic Shop Foreman

Date: Nov 27, 2023

Location: Delta, British Columbia, CA, V3M 6S7

Company: Applied Industrial Technologies

Our Purpose is to help our Customers, our Associates, our Suppliers, our Communities and our Shareholders in Achieving Superior Performance! This is what Applied Canada stands for. Applied® is a leading value-added distributor of bearings, power transmission products, engineered fluid power components and systems, specialty flow control solutions, and other industrial supplies, serving MRO and OEM customers. With over 50 facilities located across Canada and 650 Associates, Applied® supports the steel, mining, forestry, agriculture, automotive, oil and gas, food processing, power generation, pulp and paper, and transportation industries, just to name a few. In addition, Applied provides engineering, design and systems integration for industrial, fluid power, and flow control applications, as well as customized mechanical, fabricated rubber, fluid power, and flow control shop services. 


Position Summary: The Shop Foreman is responsible for providing leadership in the development and execution of the shop process and production strategy in support of the overall business plan and the strategic direction of the company.  The Shop Foreman will be actively working on the floor and involved in all daily activities related to shop floor production, field service, order administration and material management/coordination. 


Roles and Responsibilities

  • The development, effectiveness and efficiency of the day to day production of the shop facility working within vision as directed by Applied Canada management team and with the support of the technical services team.
  • Be a leader and actively participate in the Applied Corporate Safety Program.  Ensure all processes are within regulations and program is implemented successfully and standards are upheld.  Work safely, lead by example and contribute to company safety program.
  • Work with the shop management and administration team to plan, implement and control the service, production and field service schedule - determine schedules, sequences and assignments for work activities based on work priority, availability of equipment and skill of personnel. 
  • Working on a day-today basis to improve technicians daily work utilization, distribute work as needed.
  • Communicate scope of work and work instructions professionally and effectively to shop floor employees
  •  Responsible to monitor and ensure all shop employees follow documented instructions given on the shop orders to ensure compliance with the company's safety policies and quality system.
  • Assist in the development of the quality control and tracking programs to detect/correct problems and meet quality objectives.  Monitor, maintain and focus on continuous improvement of the shop Quality System to ensure corporate and customer quality standards are up-held.
  • Conduct weekly/regular production meetings with employees, provide weekly updates to management as required.
  • Coordinate rush jobs, overtime and be available for afterhours.
  • Make recommendations to management regarding capital requirements, personnel training, employee development needs and other expenses based on operational requirements.
  • Cost Control - Monitor Shop Supply consumption, make recommendations to improve purchasing practices and reduce costs.  Ensure resources are utilized in the most efficient manner.
  • Ensure shop floor personnel are scheduled properly and have the correct information to ensure the most effective and efficient use of resources.
  • Ensure efficient collaboration and co-ordination between relevant departments including procurement, distribution and management.
  • Manage and maintain materials for production and stock requirements.
  • Teamwork – work to develop an effective and cohesive team including all stakeholders.


Work Experience:

The selected individual must have the ability to bring immediate credibility to the shop function through his/her performance, professional qualifications and leadership skills as well as project and demonstrate our core values.  Excellent interpersonal communication as well as organizational skills are required. 



  • Licensed Trade or equivalent of 5 years experience in a hydraulic or mechanical shop environment.
  • Understanding of the products and services offered by Applied Industrial Technologies and the value brought to our customers.
  • Ability to support Field Service Technicians on customer site.
  • Ability to mentor, develop and lead team towards Corporate objectives.
  • Ability to manage employees, diffuse volatile situations and report and resolve issues in the best interest of the team and individual employees.
  • Self motivated with the ability to motivate team as required to achieve success.
  • General knowledge of repair and installation of hydraulic systems and components.
  • Competent using general computer programs
  • General knowledge of engineering and technical aspects of fluid power and power transmission products.  Ability to read/interpret drawings, blueprints and schematics.
  • Ability to understand the potential service needs of customers and provide service to exceed customer expectations.
  • Above average communication skills both written and verbal.


Salary/wage will vary depending on the individual's experience; anticipated range would be between $90,000 - $100,000 per year.


You will be part of a stable and established company with consistently strong performance and growth. We encourage you to contribute fresh new ideas. Here is just some of what we have to offer:

  • Competitive compensation and bonus opportunities
  • Health, vision, and dental coverage, RRSP w/ company match
  • Paid vacation, sick time, and company holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement and opportunities for development
  • Company supported community involvement opportunities


We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or any other characteristic prohibited by law.


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